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Giacomo Franchini "PB" (Pietro Bigaglia) Laurel Murrine

Giacomo Franchini - "PB" (Pietro Bigaglia) Laurel Murrine





    Giacomo Franchini - "PB" (Pietro Bigaglia) Laurel Murrine


    Year:  1845-46


    Dimensions: 5.7mm x 5.9mm x 2.5mm

    (0.23in x 0.23in x 0.1in)


    Giovanni Sarpellon - Miniature Masterpieces, Mosaic Glass 1838-1924 (English edition)

    • Laurel murrine "PB", page 66, fig 569




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    Item #: 1086


    The Franchini Family


    The Franchinis were father and son Venetian glass workers in the mid-1800s. Giacomo Franchini (the son of Giovanni Battista Franchini) worked with his father to create elaborate millefiori canes that incorporated floral patterns and figurative images. His most recognizable and exceptional murrine are those depicting the portraits of the heroes on the Risorgimento – Garibaldi, Cavour, and Victor Emmanuel II – as well as Napoleon III and Emperor Franz Joseph.

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